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Google Transliteration allows you to type phonetically using Roman characters. Simply type a word the way it sounds in English and Google Transliteration will convert it to its local script. 

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This currently supports 22 languages: Amharic, Arabic, Bengali, Greek, Gujarati, Hebrew, Hindi, Kannada, Malayalam, Marathi, Nepali, Oriya, Persian, Punjabi, Russian, Sanskrit, Serbian, Sinhalese, Tamil, Telugu, Tigrinya and Urdu. Try it out here.

Transliteration is the process of phonetically converting a word written in one script into another. Transliteration should not be confused with translation, which involves a change in language while preserving meaning. With transliteration, it is the sound of the words that are converted from one alphabet to the other.

With the Google’s AJAX Language API for Transliteration, you can enable transliteration on any editable element on your web page. This helps your users type in any language using an English keyboard. Thanks Indika for updating me on this.

 

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University of Moratuwa has done it again!!! It has emerged as the best university in ‘Software Engineering’ in the world in a highly competitive global competition, held annually. “Free and Open Source Software (FOSS)” which also goes by the name Google Summer of Code is a competition that tests the creativity, talent, abilities and performance of students.

“This annual competition commenced in 2005. In the last four years the University of Moratuwa has been ranked the No.1 University among 1193 Universities worldwide and have won over twice the number of awards than second placed University of Toronto, Canada,” Vice Chancellor of the Moratuwa University Prof. Malik Ranasighe said. Read More.

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On the 40th anniversary of the FIRST moon walk, Google launches the Moon in Google Earth, a way to view the moon and learn about the history of space exploration there.

When you choose one particular Apollo mission from the left-hand tab, you can get a quick summary of the mission as well as links to additional information on Wikipedia.

When you choose one particular Apollo mission from the left-hand tab, you can get a quick summary of the mission as well as links to additional information on Wikipedia.

In addition to seeing the surface of the moon in close detail, the application allows people to gather lots of information about the history of travel to the moon. People can choose to drill down onto different views from a map of the general area.

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